Other day, I was testing Polk Audio PSW10 vs Yamaha YST-SW216 subwoofers. The one by Polk Audio with a 10-inch front panel driver has a 50-100 W nominal-maximal output range. Its smart sensing circuitry knows when to turn itself on and off, and superior compression circuitry limits distortion at extreme volume levels. 85 dB sensitivity and 35-200 Hz frequency response range of this subwoofer ensures production of high-level clear sound. PSW10 model is constructed to blend perfectly with both Polk loudspeakers systems as well as of the other manufacturers, especially TSi, RM and R/T/M Series speakers. Combination of the hi-tech polymer driver materials and enclosure construction techniques results in a synergistic effect producing decent clean sound.
Having been tested Yamaha YST-SW216 vs Polk Audio PSW10 subwoofers, I can outline that both products have the same nominal-maximal output range of 50-100 W as well as identical amplifier output power of 50 W. Yamaha device with 25-180 Hz frequency response provides deep bass sound and impresses with the signal strength as for the subwoofer of its dimensions. For minimizing extraneous noise it comes with a linear port and what distinguishes YST-SW216 from the majority of other devices of the kind is the presence of high-cut filter instead of low-pass control. For a small or mid-sized room this Yamaha subwoofer is a good choice to complete an audio system.
The Polk Audio PSW10 is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check Polk Audio PSW10 price